Justin Sinkovich - Columbia College Chicago

Justin Sinkovich

Associate Chair
Associate Professor



Justin Sinkovich is an associate professor and the Associate Chair of the Business and Entrepreneurship Department, teaching entrepreneurship, digital marketing, and music business.

Justin grew up in Nashville, TN, working in the music industry and playing in bands in high school and college. After graduation, he started a record store and music venue and then worked in sales and marketing at a newspaper. Justin moved to Chicago and began working at Cargo Record Distribution in sales and then overseeing publicity, radio, advertising, and artist relations at Southern Records. Justin then co-founded the Webby Award-winning music discovery website Epitonic.com. Epitonic was acquired by Palm Pictures, where Justin contributed to many music, film, and animation projects. Justin became the New Media Manager at Touch and Go Records, overseeing the digital distribution and promotion of labels like Touch and Go, Kill Rock Stars, and Jade Tree, and artists including The Decemberists, The National, Sufjan Stevens, The Swell Season, and TV on the Radio. He remains an active entrepreneur as a partner in the LA-based Solid Brass Records and is a Grammy-voting music producer and performer. Justin earned his bachelor's in business administration from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, a master's of arts management from Columbia College Chicago, and is currently completing his doctorate of education at the University of Southern California (USC).

Instructional Areas

Digital Media Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Digital Distribution and Commerce, Web and Mobile Business, Entrepreneurship, Music Business, Music Production and Performance, Live Event and Tour Production

Creative Practice and Research Interests

Game Pedagogy, Digital and Social Media Marketing, Media Business


B.S., Business Administration-Management University of Tennessee-Knoxville 1995
M.A.M., Music Business Management Columbia College Chicago 2007